Articles



Phillip Child: A Re-appraisal
Abstract: STRONG THOUGH THE COMPÉTITION MAY BE, the most neg- lected of good Canadian authors is probably Philip Child. Desmond Pacey ...

Photography “in camera”
Abstract: click 3. phon. . . . These sounds vary in number in the different languages that employ them, and are ...

Phyllis Webb and the Priestess of Motion
Abstract: IHIHYLLIS WEBB’S most recent and most complex book, Naked Poems, confirms a preoccupation with certain themes —•love, poetry, and love ...

Physics and Poetry: The Complex World of Alan R. Wilson
Abstract: Alan R. Wilson is the author of two books of poetry—Animate Objects (1995) and Counting to 100 (1996). The New ...

Picking the Deadlock of Legitimacy: Dionne Brand’s “noise like the world cracking”
Abstract: Theories of legitimacy restrict much analysis of Dionne Brand’s writing. These arguments depend on a self-other split. An authoritative “Black ...

Pierre Berton, Celebrity, and the Economics of Authenticity
Abstract: Pierre Berton was always unapologetically middlebrow in his appeal to a popular Canadian readership—an appeal that simultaneously garnered him his best-seller status and set him at odds with the academic community. This essay examines the making of Berton’s celebrity and the maintenance of his authenticity, which was predicated on his Klondike heritage, his outsider status, and the frank foregrounding of the economic impetus behind his writings. By exploring the suggestive ties between Berton’s own self-construction and the literary nation-building project for which he is most famous, this essay appeals for a greater critical consideration of Berton as a way of understanding some of the formative myths, narratives, and nationalisms that continue to resonate in Canadian public space.

Pioneer Entertainment: Theatrical Taste in the Early Canadian West
Abstract: ΤPIONEERS who began slowly to encroach upon the vast, unsettled re1gions of the American /West brought with them a hunger ...

Piper of Many Tunes: Duncan Campbell Scott
Abstract: WHAT STRIKES ONE most forcibly about D. G. Scott is his versatility, his wide range of ability and interest; he ...

Place in the Poetry of John Newlove
Abstract: Introduction PLACE IN THE POETRY OF JOHN NEWLOVE E. F. Dyck This paper studies the role of place (especially prairie) ...

Placing Ekphrasis: Paintings and Place in Stanley Park
Abstract: The places that haunt one’s dreams and to some extent define one’s character can range from versions of actual places ...